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1. Posted by Eire07 (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I am arriving in Santiago in early September and have a month in South America. I was planning on flying straight up to Lima and spending some time in Peru doing the Inca trail. What would be the best way to get to Lima, can it be done overland? If flying can anybody recommend and cheap airline!?

Thanks for your help.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5655 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You can take a comfortable bus, it takes about 2 days but is much cheaper. Probably it's even cheaper, when first travelling to Arica, then across the border to Tacna and take a peruvian bus over there.
Not really any cheap budget tickets, but Lan Chile en Lan Peru have flights.
Why aren't you flying straight to Lima instead of Santiago? And why not see something in between first. The Inca trail is just a few days.

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

KLM has direct flights to Lima

4. Posted by ehuaman (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Lima-Santiago is the cheapest fight between Lima and other more importants cities in South America. 3 or 4 years ago flights did not cost less 300$ , but now prices are very competitive: from 100$ (round trip). LAN has more flights, but can check TACA and GOL too.
Particularly I don't like to travel by bus through Panamericana road, only a lot of sand, both in Chile and PerĂº, and there is not much different in prices: Santiago-Arica by bus 50-60 $ and Tacna-Lima 35$ (special service).


5. Posted by joeynaple (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

ehauman where are you finding flights for $ 100, I went to lan today and it was going to cost around $400

6. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

just checked LAN,
the cheapest
roundtrip Santiago-Lima-Lima Santiago Nov.15.-Nov.30. incl.taxes $324.00